EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Tua Tagovailoa scored a 5-yard forward against Myles Gaskin early in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 24-17 on Sunday for their third straight win.
A week after an impressive win over Baltimore, the Dolphins (4-7) cleared some penalties – and the Jets had some sloppy plays of their own – to achieve their first three-game winning streak since five consecutive wins in the middle of the game. last season.
With the game tied at 14, Tagovailoa faced heavy pressure when, despite being hit by both CJ Mosley and Isaiah Dunn, with 10:15 remaining he fired a ball at Gaskin, who was holding the ball to put the Dolphins up 21-14. end zone. Mosley received a blow to the helmet from Dunn during the game and was left to be checked for head injuries.
This drive was helped by the rough handing of John Franklin-Myers’ third place out of 6 penalty, when Tagovailoa was short of a pass to Gaskin.
When Tagovailoa was sacked in third place, a penalty (2-8) again damaged the Jets in Miami’s next domination – but was cleared by a standby call to Jason Pinnock. The Dolphins clocked right and took a lead 24-14 with 1:57 left on Jason Sanders’ 24-metre shot.
Matt Ammendola, who missed two shots, ran 35 yards to close the score in the final seconds.
Tagovailoa finished 33 yards by 23 by 273 yards, passing Gaskin and Mack Hollins with a single interception. Collector Jaylen Waddle took a 1-yard TD run for Miami and took the all-time series lead, winning 56-55-1 in a head-to-head match for the first time since 2000.
After allowing at least 45 points in three of their last four games, the Jets recovered defensively and were unable to pass key stops. And they didn’t get anything consistent on offense.
Joe Flacco made his first start, replacing injured Zach Wilson, who missed his fourth game in a row. New York favored 36-year-old Flacco over Mike White, saying his vet would give them a better chance against Miami’s aggressive defense.
Flacco was 24 in 39 for 291 yards and hit Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder. Moore finished with eight catches for a career-best 141 yards.
WHAT TIME IS IT?
Ammendola lined up to throw 56 yards into the Jets’ initial dominance after the first half, but New York was called in for the game to be delayed. Coach Robert Saleh chose the penalty, possibly trying to pull Miami offside. New York then punted.
Tagovailoa made a wide pass from the left wing and deep into the waiting Hollins. The Dolphins receiver returned to the field and rushed into the finish zone to give the Dolphins a 14-7 lead with 9:06 left in the third quarter.
Ammendola was far behind at 40 yards, but the Jets took the Dolphins three-pointers and got some help from Miami in the punt intervention call.
In the third and 8th, Flacco threw a pass to Moore, who caught the ball in front of a Byron Jones passing through the middle and took off for a 62-yard TD to tie in the 14th late in the third quarter.
The Dolphins marched onto the field against the Jets’ struggling defense and advanced 83 yards in 11 games to take a 7-0 lead from Gaskin in the wildcat on Waddle’s 1-yard run.
Tagovailoa was selected by Ashtyn Davis for Miami’s next position, with Michael Carter giving New York the first and first goal in 1 with a 39-yard run. Flacco found Crowder at the edge to connect New York.
The Jets had a chance to take the lead just before halftime, but Ammendola shot 55 yards straight to the left.
This gave the Dolphins the ball in their 45s with just over a minute left. But after the Jets landed at 14, Sanders took a 32-yard hit from the right as time ran out to keep the game tied at 7.
Dolphins: LB Brennan Scarlett came out with a knee injury in the second quarter and did not return. … S Brandon Jones left with an elbow injury. … CB Jamal Perry tumbled down the sideline with a right knee injury.
Jets: Carter left early in the third quarter with an ankle injury and hasn’t returned.
Dolphins: Next Sunday will host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
Jets: Travel to Houston to beat the Texans next Sunday.
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